In these weird corona times, it seems like time crawls and sprints at the same time. It feels like Me-Made-May 2020 only started and yet, I’ve already finished my first wardrobe capsule for this year! This means I’ve worn 10 different outfits created out of the 10 items I chose to fill my ‘A little orange 🍑’ capsule.
Below, below you can read how it went and how my second wardrobe capsule for Me-Made-May 2020 will look.
Did I succeed in my ‘A little orange 🍑’ capsule?
I did! I managed to dress 10 days with 10 different outfits using 10 garments.
- Day 1: 2 + 3 + 8
- Day 2: 2 + 5 + 10
- Day 3: 3 + 7
- Day 4: 1
- Day 5: 4 + 9 (not photographed)
- Day 6: 4 + 6
- Day 7: 7 + 9
- Day 8: 2 + 10
- Day 9: 8
- Day 10: 3 + 1
I documented my outfit every day with a photo on Instagram. Below you see them with Day 1 in the right bottom corner.
How did I feel about it?
It took me some time to get used to this capsule. Why? I see two reasons:
1) This is the 4th capsule I created so I had to dig deep into my closet to find 10 pieces that I could coordinate around a ‘not-used-before’ theme. Although I did a quick check when I selected the garments I didn’t feel very confident I could make it work for 10 days.
2) The month started with some cooler days (the weather in Belgium is fickle). So, on these days I had to wear several layers to keep myself warm. This meant wearing the soft pinkish-orangish cache-coeur with which I have a love-hate relationship. But due to the many compliments I received, it grew on me and I even selected it 3 times.
After a few days, I got really enthusiastic about this capsule and in my head, I was preparing a lot of combinations to wear. A thing that helps is that you put your selected garments on a separate clothing rail so that, in the morning, you see all your options in a blink of the eye.
Except for the 2 days I wore my one-pieces (dress or jumpsuit), all the other combinations were new for me. Really, I never wore them together before. So this whole wardrobe capsule exercise sets indeed a new eye on your wardrobe. Mission accomplished!
My second capsule: Blue & Brown
For my second capsule of this year’s Me-Made-May, I selected 10 items within the ‘Blue & Brown’ theme. Brown is a colour I prefer but blue not so much so I’m a bit excited about the outcome.
As I am the ‘master’ of my wardrobe capsule, in other words, I make the rules 😉 I selected the Venus kimono (n° 1) again. This time for its brown colour.
This capsule is 90% me-made. The short-sleeve blue top (n° 2) is the only rtw garment. But I hope to replace it with a new-made one!
I’m allowed to replace one of the selected garments with a newly made garment during this period. I may have some sewing-time in the next ten days!
On the first day of the Blue & Brown capsule, I wore my Seamwork Astoria Top with the blue faux wrap skirt from Knipmode.